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Meaning of ZEBU

Pronunciation:  'zeebyoo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia

ZEBU is a 4 letter word that starts with Z.


 See Also: Bos, Bos indicus, Brahma, Brahman, Brahmin, genus Bos



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ze"bu\, n. [?. z['e]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo["o]l.)
A bovine mammal ({Ros Indicus}) extensively domesticated in
India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually
has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large
dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but
these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which
range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large

Note: Some of the varieties are used as beasts of burden, and
      some fore for riding, while others are raised for their
      milk and flesh. The Brahmin bull, regarded as sacred by
      the Hindoos, also belongs to this species. The male is
      called also {Indian bull}, {Indian ox}, {Madras ox},
      and {sacred bull}.